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If you are a leader in a council other than Rolling Hills, you must contact your own local council to request a penpal link.

Pen Pal Network

Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills Council has joined the GSUSA Pen Pal Network to assist troops in initiating correspondence with other troops around the country. If you are a Rolling Hills troop leader and your troop is interested, please read the following guidelines. The Pen Pal Link Request Form is available on-line or can be picked up from the library file drawer at the Council Service Center. The form may be submitted online or may be mailed or faxed to the Pen Pal Coordinator, Marcia Cocozza, in the Program Department. Please remember it may take several months to get another troop's address, so patience will be necessary.

Girl Scout troop leaders will be requested to
  • Make links by getting in touch with the Pen Pal Coordinator at their council only, via mail, telephone, or fax.
  • Encourage Girl Scouts linked as pen pals to correspond for at least one year from the link placement date.

Here are some suggestions your Girl Scout troop/group may want to try when they are writing.

  • Tell your pen pal(s) about
    • Yourself, your family, your home, your friends
    • Your neighborhood and town, your special holidays
    • Your Girl Scout troop, your community activities, your leaders, and other adult friends
  • Find out more by
    • Asking questions about their special interests, their schools, Girl Scout activities, and their state, local town or neighborhood
    • Sending snapshots, sketches, maps, magazines, recipes, games, songs
    • Getting information on their state from libraries and people in your community
  • Remember
    • Girls should not plan to use a pen pal link just to complete a badge or bridging requirement, or only to provide input for a Thinking Day activity or project. Pen Pal links should be requested only by Girl Scout troop leaders for Girl Scout troops (Brownie through Senior Girl Scout levels) interested in long-term correspondence (one year minimum).
    • Print your name, address, and zip code clearly on the envelope and the letter.
    • Use a pen and print your letters carefully. Script writing can be quite varied.

Girl Scouts of Rolling Hills Council
1171 Route 28
North Branch, New Jersey 08876
Phone: 908-725-1226 Fax: 908-725-4933

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